MINALKUMAR (MINAL) PATEL, MD
Founder and CEO, Abacus Insights, Inc.

Dr. Patel was recently Horizon BCBSNJ’s SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. A serial entrepreneur, he is focused on his third business aimed at bringing innovation to the healthcare payer industry, Abacus Insights, Inc.

Previously, Patel was the CEO of Care Management International, an innovative care management company he founded in 2006. Prior to this, he served as President and COO of Horizon Healthcare of New York, a 200,000 member subsidiary of Horizon BCBSNJ. Patel’s care management expertise comes from being the Executive Medical Director for Quality Management and Clinical Innovations for Horizon BCBSNJ, where he was responsible for building comprehensive care management. He has also served as the medical advisor for the New York Business Group on Health, and on the boards of several innovative companies (COTA Inc., Catasys, AbleTo). Before joining BCBSNJ, he was an associate with McKinsey & Co., consulting for the life science and payer industries.

Patel is a graduate of Boston University’s six-year medical program, having received both his bachelor’s degree in medical sciences and his doctorate in medicine in 1995. He completed his medical residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In 1998 he joined the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and the medical staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served until 2006. He completed his Master of Public Health at Harvard in 2000.

Patel lives in Weehawken with his wife, Asra Warsi, and two children, Dylan and Zain.